Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

ZEE5 to strengthen its presence in Africa, Middle East and Asia

ZEE5, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltds digital entertainment platform announced a key strategic alliance with Zeasn, one of the leading home digital entertainment service providers. The partnership will make ZEE5 available on millions of Zeasn devices across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Available in more than 190 countries, ZEE5 offers multi-lingual content across English, Tamil, [...]

Netflix South Africa to launch first original series

Netflix has announced its first ever original series from South Africa, called Queen Sono which will be directed by South African comedian Kagiso Lediga. Pearl Thusi, South African actress will be the main character, who is a highly trained top spy in a South African agency. The series will track her on her most dangerous [...]

MTN launches MusicTime streaming service

MTN announced the launch of music streaming service, MusicTime which is now a world first offering from the team at Simfy Africa. MusicTime is a time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant music through partnerships with key music labels and providers, according to an MTN statement. MTN group CEO and president [...]

Showmax adding two South African movies to its library

The local streaming service, Showmax has declared that it will be adding two acclaimed South African films to its content offering. This years Oscar-shortlisted drama Inxeba (The Wound) and the African Movie Academy Awards Best Film of 2018, Five Fingers for Marseilles will soon be available to movie fans on Showmax. Inxeba, produced by John Trengove, discloses the story of Xolani. [...]

StarTimes ON app now accessible in Kenya

StarTimes has officially launched its on demand mobile video streaming service in Kenya. The service, StarTimes ON, allows you to watch an array of content for free, but you need a subscription to view sporting content and as well as some premium content. The subscriptions start from 0.29 USD (Ksh 30), 1.17 USD (Ksh 120) [...]

MTN rolls out first Disney Mobile Web Service in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has introduced the first Disney mobile web service in Nigeria, Disney nigeria.mobi which is Disney-themed short-form content, games and shareables. The service is the outcome of a partnership between MTN Nigeria and The Walt Disney Company Africa. The two-year deal allows MTN Nigeria exclusivity for the first year of the partnership. The General [...]

Netflix is extending its library of original African content

African subscribers of Netflix will soon be able to watch local shows. The global streaming giant has planned to add original series from Africa next year to its ever-growing roster. Recently, Erik Barmack, Netflixs vice president of international originals, declared, The company is in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa and will definitely commission series from [...]

France 24 available on OpenNews channel in South Africa

France 24, the French international news channel, has signed an agreement with OpenNews, a new local news channel launched on Thursday 1st November 2018 by eMedia investments, for the broadcasting of its English-speaking channel.  OpenNews is the first local news channel to be distributed on the Openview DTH satellite television platform (channel 120) to all [...]

Response Architects launches Nigeria’s first international tele-shopping platform, Shopex TV

Response Architects will launch Nigerias first international tele-shopping platform. Shopex TV will offer the Nigerian market with a wide range of lifestyle, fitness and kitchen products at affordable prices which can be simply be done by placing orders via mobile phones.  As the exclusive distributors in Africa for some of the worlds most successful As [...]

Kwesé TV goes above and beyond with New Digital focus

Kwesé has taken a bold approach to go beyond TV and focus its business towards a digital future. The broadcaster is adopting a multi-platform approach by enabling a huge approach to broadcasting via its mobile platforms. Moving forward, Kwesé will now strengthen its VOD and OTT services via Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play product offering. [...]